Bihar Polls : 55% Voting in 2nd Phase

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Patna : Challenging the Maoist risk, about 55% voters put their decision amid the second phase of voting for 32 of 243 assembly polls in Bihar on Friday. The first phase on October 12 had recorded 57%.

Bihar Polls , 55 Voting in 2nd Phase SAMAYAFriday’s turnout in these 32 seats was 3% more than the 52.03% recorded in 2010.

Ladies at the end of the day dwarfed their male partners when it came to voting with 57.50% of them giving their votes as against 52.50 % males.
Kaimur, one of the Naxal-hit regions recorded the greatest turnout of 57.86% took after by Jehanabad (56.49%), Gaya (55.54%), Rohtas (54.66), Arwal (53.21) and Aurangabad (52.5%).

In spite of the fact that 14 of the 32 constituencies included in the five-phase balloting are known to be Maoist centers, the voting was peaceful, authorities said. Bihar police chief PK Thakur told media that voting was peaceful barring minor conflicts between rivals.